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Travel Blogs from Stirling
Yesterday was a lovely Sabbath day. The Sabbath service in Stirling was scheduled for 1pm, so I had plenty of time to get ready,and thankfully, it didn't stop my sister from sleeping in a little, as she likes to do on weekends. I slept in, too, and still had time for a little Bible Study and leisurely breakfast then a bath, since the shower doesn't operate.
I would estimate that the drive to Stirling takes about an hour each way. We had planned to leave ...
... get a bunch of Scots to move over and establish a colony in Nova Scotia in the 1600s, but failed), but he fell into debt and had to sell it to Uncle Archie. We told the guide that we were from the province that borders Nova Scotia, but she was unimpressed. I love Stirling! In fact, I've decided that when I retire, I'm moving to Stirling and becoming a tour guide at the castle! (This is a sneaky way of seeing if Chris is reading ...
... the Glasgow Airport. Since we were only scheduled to stay there one night, our wonderful coach driver suggested that we packed everything we would need for the next day in our backpacks and left the luggage on the coach. One less thing we would have to load on and off. I'm glad that she did that because the elevators there (as they are in most European hotels) were very small. The funniest part of that stay was seeing Calum's tired face ...
... headed to Dunvegan Castle on the western edge of the Skye to sign the book of my ancestors, the Macleods. This had been their home for hundreds of years and I longed to see if I felt as connected to the landscape there as much as I had here in Balquhidder. Circling the loch one last time, I looked long and hard at the mountains that I had trekked the day before, and felt regret at not staying longer. Fighting away tears I pressed on, more determined than ever to one day come back and possibly never leave. ...
I (we) really like animals and some of my favorite moments of the trip so far have been interacting with animals from the horses in Iceland, to the goats and cows in Ireland. So it was only natural that we decided to visit the Edinburgh Zoo.
The Zoo is on a large hill just on the outskirts of the city. Our GPS had a hell of a time getting us there but finally we made it. The big attraction right now at the zoo is of course the two Panda's but unfortunately ...
Other places to stay in Stirling
Spittal Street, Stirling | 4 star hotelfrom $151
- Friendly staff
- Hogmanay in Stirling highly recommended
Springkerse Business Park, Stirling | 2 star hotelfrom $102
8 - 10 King Street, Stirling | 2 star hotelfrom $106
Ballengeich Rd., Stirling | Hotelfrom $40
Denny Rd., Stirling | Hotelfrom $47
4 Melville Terrace, Stirling | 3 star hotelfrom $130
Castle Wynd, Stirling | Hotelfrom $124